04/04/2011, When you wash your hands, how do you know if your hands are clean enough? Most of the time you don’t really know. A test would be to eat food using your bare hands and see if you get sick the next day – other than that, there’s really not much you can do. Well, some students from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics have come up with a […]
10/29/2010, If you’re a germaphobe, you may want to consider a $50 investment in the VIOlight UV light sanitizer, a contraption that promises to zap away germs and bacterias. As the description implies, the device uses ultraviolet light to get rid of 99% of germs in less than five minutes. You can use this with smartphones, MP3 players, and other small items. The VIOlight is also battery powered so you can […]
08/04/2010, Having access to clean drinking water is something many of us take for granted these days, but there are still many around the world who do not have that basic necessity in their own backyard. Timothy Whitehead from the UK has a solution to that problem, picking up the James Dyson Award in the process. This design of his aims to deliver a cure for water sterilization, where his bottle […]
07/08/2010, Do your feet stink every time you pull off your shoes? Maybe if this UV Blower concept were to be turned into a reality, there might be a solution. This concept device allows you to place your shoes on it, and it’ll use an UV light and forced air to kill all the nasty microorganisms out, and clear the bad odor. To top it off, it looks futuristic and modern, […]
06/24/2010, Everything seems to be powered by USB nowadays, and next up is a USB Cigarette Lighter from Brando. Priced at $15, its internal rechargeable battery is juiced up via a miniUSB connection, and you can easily fire it up and use the red hot wires to get your cigarette going. To make it a little more useful, the manufacturer has also thrown in a UV light feature, which should help […]
11/13/2009, While this isn’t the kinetic energy powered UV toothbrush that we brought to your attention a few days ago, it’s probably good enough for most people who are worried about the hygiene of toothbrushes. This USB-powered gadget will allow you to sanitize your toothbrush at the office or anywhere as long as you have access to a working USB port. Isn’t USB a blessing?
10/16/2009, Most parents, especially first timers, are extremely wary of the threats of external viruses and bugs that could cause harm to their newborn. Others go the extra mile by making sure the baby’s bottle they use is always microwaved liberally and wiped away with a disinfectant-laced wipe to make sure no bacteria or nasty viruses will play havoc with baby’s immune system. The Ultraviolet Baby Bottle takes a different approach, […]